Paul Fix returns to Trans Am in the #4 Corvette for Lime Rock and Watkins Glen
May 23, 2013
Lakeville, CT (May 2013) - Veteran Trans Am Series driver Paul Fix has signed to drive the #4 Stop Flex /Beebe Racing/PME/ Lamers Racing Corvette for Tony Ave Racing in the Lime Rock Park and Watkins Glen rounds of the 2013 Trans Am season. Fix will replace two time Trans Am Series Champion Tony Ave for the two rounds, as Ave concentrates on responsibilities at Tony Ave Racing. Fix comes to Lime Rock Park following a successful weekend of racing with the SVRA Group 11 cars at Road America last weekend.
“I look forward to getting back in to the Trans Am Series and competing,” said Fix. “We have watched the series revitalize itself over the last couple of years and feel now is the time to get back into the excitement.”
For Fix, no other series of racing offers the excitement and challenges that a Trans Am Series race car provides. “These cars are a thrill to drive. The enormous power, braking and handling all contribute to a great driver’s series. You have to go hard but still have some car under you at the end,” said Fix.
“A lot of great drivers have come through the series. To be a part of that history again is meaningful,” added Fix. “I look forward to racing against the current roster of drivers.”
Fix will make his first ever start in a Chevrolet Corvette. Said Fix of the opportunity, “I believe the last few years in Trans-Am have shown that Tony Ave can develop and build a proven winning car. For the next two events I will get to see firsthand what has propelled Tony to so much success on the track.”
"I've decided to focus on my team responsibilities and sit a few races out. With the number of customers we have, and with how fast my businesses are growing, I just can't commit the time and energy a full time driver needs to. I'll be back for Road America, and at Mid-Ohio I will be in another new car we are building for the Beebe's. In the meantime, we're going to support Doug Peterson's championship efforts both in Trans Am and GT1 as well as give some other drivers an opportunity to race in Trans Am,” said Ave of his time away from the driver’s seat for the next two rounds of competition. “Paul Fix was an obvious choice to take the seat, as he is a very talented and experienced driver and will represent the team well.”
Larry Beebe offered, “We are pleased a driver of Paul's experience is driving for us as we look for more victories with the #4 Vette. Tony will be back in another new car at Mid-Ohio, and we may likely run both cars through the rest of the season."